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Puran's - 15 Reviews - 142 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA - Local Favorite Reviews - Phone (323) 933-5742


142 S La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 933-5742
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I'm devastated. Another victim of the economy. Puran's had two locations. One on La Brea and the other on Hillhurst in Los Feliz. The La Brea location is in my neighborhood an...


I took my friend from NY to try out this place. Food was good, we liked it. But from the beginning, server's attitude was so friends totally thought this was LA atti...

My favorite neighborhood restaurant 6/18/2009

Kate202 Provided by Partner
I'm devastated. Another victim of the economy. Puran's had two locations. One on La Brea and the other on Hillhurst in Los Feliz. The La Brea location is in my neighborhood and one of my favorite restaurants. Unfortunately, it just CLOSED. I still strongly recommend going to Hillhurst. They have terrific food. I'm particularly partial to the dover sole special, which they will make anytime -- even if it's not listed that day. Oh and for a city where the bread at restaurants is not worth eating 90% of the time -- their bread and dip is fabulous. Pros: great organic food more

A favorite 2/9/2009

brelash Provided by Partner
Great, fresh food, friendly service. We always bring our own wine for a minimal corkage fee. I've never had a bad dish, but especially like the warm goat cheese salad and the spicy penne. Pros: Food, service, ambience Cons: Parking more

Puran - great atmosphere, great food 10/8/2008

Vtgrl79 Provided by Partner
Very simple as far as decor goes. Not pretentious. Food is fantastic. Wine is reasonably priced. Not overcrowded or filled with "cool Hollywood Crowds" which is great. Really enjoyed my first time experience here! more

Great Meals! 5/4/2008

Domels Provided by Partner
I love this place. My husband and I started eat at this restaurant since our first date, which was 4 years ago and we eat there once a week ever since on our date night. We tried almost all their foods, all of them are unbelievably delicious and fresh. The service is always great and the waiters are knowledgeable and kind. I highly recommend this restaurant. We've had great experience!! Pros: foods!!! Cons: parking more

Our local favorite 3/3/2008

citrusave Provided by Partner
My partner and I go to this European style restaurant often, partly because it's close to home, but more because of the friendly staff and consistently great food. It's not a "scene" type of place, but has it's own simple, even romantic charm. Our favorites include chicken stuffed with goat cheese, the warm salad, Gorgonzola mashed potatoes, bouillabaisse, sole with couscous and of course the bread. My favorite dessert is the pear tart, but they've replaced it with a strawberry version, which others seem to like, but I hope the pear tart makes a comeback. Definitely agree with others who suggest the specials should change more often. They're always the same. But luckily there are so many great choices on the regular menu, I always find something new to try. We've tried the Los Feliz location, but like the La Brea one better. It's quieter and seems friendlier. more

Amazing! 2/9/2008

choxie02 Provided by Partner
I cannot say enough good things about this place. I went with a large group, and each and every entree was delicious and unique. Service was warm and friendly, atmosphere is great, prices are so reasonable. Great for a date, friends visiting from out of town, birthdays...just go!! Pros: Everything...did I mention the produce is organic? Cons: Not really a big con, but you either bring your own wine, or settle for the house red/white more

Rude owner, loud, overpriced. 1/5/2008

steveola Provided by Partner
I was the 3rd arrive-ee of a party of 11 for a friend's Saturday Birthday Brunch. We sat outside on the patio awaiting the rest of the guests when the owner/manager rudely ushered us inside "your table is inside! if you sit at this patio table I will loose customers!" - uh.. the place was totally empty. We moved inside and continued the brunch. The place filled and we ate. Food was average all around. It became so noisy inside we were all yelling across the table to talk. II wasn't that hungry so I ordered PLAIN angel hair pasta. They charged me $12.95!!! For plain pasta... Anyway, there are lots more annoyances but the rude owner and the $13 plain pasta tops the list. Avoid!! Pros: Bread was good Cons: Rude owner, expensive cork fee, average food, noisy, pricey more

Wonderful food 10/16/2007

weho59 Provided by Partner
Great food, great ambiance, and most importantly wonderful service. The Beet salad is to just wonderful, the salmon is cooked perfectly to the point that it does not taste fishy at all. I have been there a couple of times and have had the best experience, so far more

bad service 6/2/2007

nanahana Provided by Partner
I took my friend from NY to try out this place. Food was good, we liked it. But from the beginning, server's attitude was so friends totally thought this was LA attitude. When we go out to eat in NY, any places we go, at least server are always so nice and down to earth. This place, server didn't have any personality and just tried to take our food away before we were finishing. Also the meal left over was pretty good amount to take home, so we wanted to take it to go, but he took all out before asking. I hate to waste. I guess nobody take left over to go at this place? well, it's a shame since we could gone back if service were nice. I can't really recommend it. Cons: service more

great food and easy atmosphere ALL the time 9/18/2006

demiloca Provided by Partner
I have been there probably 30 times. The food is fantastic - anything you get (although I love the seabass and couscous), starting with the table bread and dip which I've tried to replicate. The fact that they don't charge for that bread and dip AND bring me more upon request is soooo generous. I love rustic and simple euro ambiance, seating and french doors that open to the street. If you are looking for a scene, this is NOT it. It is low keyed, easy, great food, great service, no reservation required. I think the person who found it horrible is really looking for a scenester place. more

SO HORRIBLE 6/4/2006

chainadoll Provided by Partner
I was excited to check it out seeing that other reviewers gave such high praise but boy was i disappointed. it was soooo average. never again. Pros: empty so seated quick Cons: bad food, average service, no ambiance more

Great food & bring your own wine! 4/22/2006

negrosd Provided by Partner
Went here for the first time last night with a party of 7. We heard it's only $4 corking fee, so we brought several good bottles. The salads and main courses (Italian) were interesting, abundant and varied, the space was intimate but populated enough to feel cool, and the check was sooo cheap! Except for a pipe burst in the kitchen (and then some water on the floor of the restaurant), it was a perfect gourmet, yet CHEAP, dinner. Pros: $4 corking fee, really good food, no wait Cons: pipe burst, , otherwise nothing more


kobeone Provided by Partner
I have never been so impressed and delighted with the service, ambiance and food of a restaurant (all at the same time) as this one. Perfect for dates or even friendly gatherings. THE CAESAR SALAD WAS ABOSLUTELY PHENOMENAL. Prices were especially reasonable considering the high quality of the meats and vegetables. The food was bursting with outstanding natural every bite...i didnt even have to use the salt and pepper shaker once! OH and the Peppercorn steak...just forget about it..that thing was just ridiculously good...the sauce was amazing...i wanted to dip my fries in a jar of it!!! screw catchup....THIS PLACE IS THE BEST KEPT SECRET IN LOS ANGELES...I hope it doesnt get too popular...I love the quiet atmosphere. Pros: healthy, light, great sevice Cons: none more

incredible food 9/2/2005

ktpt2b Provided by Partner
The food was absolutely incredible. The fresh rosemary bread out of the oven served with GOOD olive oil with heirloom tomato puree was the starter and we couldn't get enough! I had 2 of the specials and I cannot wait to go back to attack their regular menu! more

amazing 11/3/2004

glittergirl1 Provided by Partner
An amazing find... the food is delicious, and there is something for everyone. The staff is very nice, and really attentive. Romantic, easy, fun, and really good food. more
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